Learning devices are essential to upholding the Manaiakalani Kaupapa/Programme and to enable our learners to 'Learn Create Share' effectively. With these goals in mind a procurement committee convened by Manaiakalani undertakes a rigorous process to determine the best Chromebook and tablet devices for schools. Working together as a collective we are able to put the most powerful and fit for purpose devices in the hands of our learners.
Chromebooks are bulk purchased and are a very good price for the package of a device, case and charger as well as on-site technical assistance, a worthwhile warranty and three-year insurance with a quick turn around on insurance claim fixes. The schools manage the process of insurance repairs or replacement.
"We are supporting our communities of schools to relocate into the digital age, becoming “At Home in a Digital World” and "Developing staff to use the affordances of technology to accelerate learning outcomes, becoming 'Future Focused Learners in Connected Communities'." - Dorothy Burt